Question about Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had exactly the same problem on the exact same model 3205FA. I'm not an expert, but have a little experience on solving my wife and daughter's sewing machine mechanical problems. I would suggest the following: A. Page 6 of the owners manual see item # 1...to be precise it is 1 1/2 times around. B. Page 7 at the bottom, Make sure the bobbin tension spring is set so that there is tension. When holding the tread the bobbin shouldn't unroll. If jiggled about 2-3 inches the bobbin should release about 1/3 of that distance. C. Page 8 at the bottom, ill. # 2. There are two flange holders and screws that hold the bobbin case in position located at about 5 and 7 o'clock. Make sure both screws are tight. This is important. D. Make sure the thread is treaded through the upper tension adjustment properly. See page 9 # Illustration C. Terrible illustration. Keep the dial generally in the green range. E. Put in a new needle, the needles that come with the machine are just short of terrible. Wouldn't hurt to buy good top quality needles for the machine.
Posted on Mar 14, 2007
SOURCE: Simplicity SE3 Threading
http://www.simplicityhomecare.com/sewing-machines/product.asp?Product_ID=SE3 simplicity lets you download manuals for free. I am not certain this is your machine but try the link above
Posted on Jul 11, 2007
SOURCE: putting the bobbin back together
You can download the manual from the link below: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hf_xl3500t3510eus&type2=-1&flang=English&dlid= Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
SOURCE: Brother PE-150V bobbin thread
For embroidery, and zig-zag, and because the needle makes side movements, it needs more needle thread.
So try to keep you needle thread not very tight,
and tight up your bobbin case tension more, so that the two threads meet under the meterial.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
SOURCE: Threading the Bobbin
Place the bobbin in the bobbin case making sure the thread feeds clockwise. Draw the thread through the slot on the case. Continue to draw under the tension spring and through the opening pulling out about 6" of thread. Hold the latch open, position the bobbin case into the suttle and release the latch. THe case should lock into place when the latch is relaeased.
With the top thread, hold out about 5" to the left. While holding on tot he top thread, turn the hand wheel toward you and you should see a loop at the feed dogs. grab the two thread and bring them behind the presser foot.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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